Arts and Crafts

QUILTERS, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays and 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Rd., Warrenton. 540-349-8473.


STORY TIME, preschoolers, 11:30-noon today and tomorrow, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. 540-439-9728.

STORY TIME, preschoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. tomorrow and 4:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-4910.


MOUNT BLEAK HOUSE TOURS, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Visit the home of the Abner Settle family, residents of Mount Bleak just before and during the Civil War. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

GATHER 'ROUND THE FIRE, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Play old games and roast marshmallows. Please a blanket for seating. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

FAUQUIER COUNTY FAIR, next Thursday through July 18, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd., Warrenton. Entertainment, food, contests, rides, petting zoo, demonstrations, pageants and awards. $5. Call for schedule and times. 540-351-6086 or


WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS, July 16-30, Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. Jarl Blank, Karen Lynn Brooke and Bruce Handford. Artists reception, 4-7:30 p.m. July 16. Free. 540-341-7367 or


EVENING HERB SOCIETY, meet members with similar interests, learn about herbs through culinary and medicinal discussions, aromatherapy and crafts, 6:30-8 p.m. second Mondays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-2734.

Lectures And Literature

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR SALE, almost-new and used book sale to benefit adult and children's library programs, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. 540-347-8750.


MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. 540-439-6523 or


BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERTS, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, lawn at Warren Green in historic Warrenton. If it rains, Taylor Middle School, 350 E. Shirley Ave. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, ages 5 and younger. Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or

BLUE RIDGE BARBERSHOPPERS, men of all ages welcome for four-part harmony, 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, Warrenton Church of Christ. 540-788-4257.

COMMUNITY BAND, all ages, join even if you have not played for years, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fauquier High band room, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-6896.


ASTRONOMY, dusk-11 p.m. July 17, C.M. Crockett Park parking area near the front gate, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Join Northern Virginia Astronomy Club and view constellations, planets and galaxies. Bring a telescope, or use one provided. Free, residents; $6, nonresidents. 540-788-4867.

SKY WATCHING, 8:15-11 p.m. July 17, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Sean O'Brien, staff astronomer at the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Cover flashlights with a red filter or a brown paper bag. In case of clouds or rain, an amateur astronomer will lead an alternate program. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

MAKE A CANATARIUM, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Make your own planetarium from an empty can. Materials provided. Free. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

PATH-FINDERS FOR KIDS, ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. James Daniel will help you draw and paint plants and animals that you see outdoors. Registration; space will be limited. Nominal fee includes materials and snack. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.


REMINGTON/BEALETON, meet for games, trips, special speakers and visits with friends, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Luke's Episcopal Parish Hall, 400 N. Church St., Remington. Free. 540-439-1534.

Sports and Recreation

DOG FUN RUN 5K, Saturday. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Bring your best friend whether they are furry or not and participate in the run-walk. Prizes. All dogs must have current rabies vaccination and county license and be on a 6-foot or shorter leash. $20, day of event. 540-347-6894.

CANOE LESSONS, ages 8 and older, 8-13 with an adult, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park boat dock, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Basic level for lake and calm river canoeing. Register. $8, residents; $12, nonresidents. 540-788-4867.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, youths, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $1, residents; $2, nonresidents. Adults, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $3, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-364-3886.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, 35 and older, 6-10 p.m. Mondays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $3.50, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.

HYDROFLEX, low-intensity strengthening and flexibility workout, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, FAST Aquatic Center, Vint Hill Road, Vint Hill. 540-349-4858.

DEEP WATER AEROBICS, 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, FAST Aquatic Center, Vint Hill Road, Vint Hill. 540-349-4858.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL, 16 and older, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $3.50, residents 18 and older; $5, nonresidents; $2.50, residents 16 and 17; $3.50, nonresidents 16 and 17. 540-347-6894.

RUNNING, focus on becoming physically fit, building stamina and making friends, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fauquier High School track, Warrenton. Optional Saturday morning runs and at various county parks. 540-938-6509.

WALKING, sponsored by Fauquier Medical Associates. Pick up walking log at county recreation department, 62 Culpeper St., Warrenton, to track miles and earn rewards such as a certificate at 50 miles and a T-shirt at 100. Walk alone or in a group. Members receive discounts at select county businesses and are invited to attend free walking clinics sponsored by Fauquier Hospital. $8. 540-347-6896.

YOUTH OPEN GYM, 12 and younger, must be supervised by an adult, 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Basketball, billiards, air hockey, Ping-Pong, foosball and shuffleboard. $2, residents; $3, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.


FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE, "An Evening of One-Act Plays," 8 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Drive at Vint Hill, Warrenton. $12, adults; $10, seniors and students. 540-349-8760.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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